The Hound Barks: Oklahoma Gets Ready for Breathalyzers

Last week the Oklahoma State Legislature earmarked $300,000 to pay for a pilot program to test out marijuana breathalyzers.  The cash allocation assures the Oklahoma will be one of the first states to use the new drug test technology. Under the terms of the pilot program, the results of a

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Reefer Dadness: God’s Own Stoner Gives Up The Weed

For many years, I was God’s Own Stoner. Marijuana flat-out cured me of a near-fatal alcoholism when I was thirty, and it became a convenient way to make more than a few dollars when the banking gig fell through in late 1980s. I was working for an alternative newsweekly in

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The Cleaving

I have a small Christmas tradition. I don’t drive and dragging the presents home each year is aways an issue, so I shop throughout the season at the small downtown boutiques that cater to my daughter’s oddball tastes and, as I’ve become friends with these retailers over the years, I

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The Man Who Pissed On The Moon

Shortly after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the moon, each one returned to their respective hometown to be hailed as a hero:  Neil Armstrong went to Columbus, Army brat Michael Collins was welcomed in his adopted New Orleans, and Buzz Aldrin, who in time

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Just a NORML Day – Busted with Keith Stroup, Part 2

Part II: Breakfast… (continued from Part I) I distinctly remember feeling relaxed and unintimidated as the young cop led us into a large yellow tent marked “POLICE”.  Things were just getting started. The first busts of the day were just coming in and, as we were among them, our gray

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Never… Ever… Forget: 9/11 at High Times Magazine

(The following is an excerpt from my eternal work-in-progress, Reefer Dadness (c). rc) On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I was on the commuter train to Hoboken, rolling through the New Jersey Meadowlands when I heard a woman scream. I turned my head to the left and, behind me, saw her

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The Cleaving

I have a small Christmas tradition. I don’t drive and dragging the presents home each year is aways an issue, so I shop throughout the season at the small downtown boutiques that cater to my daughter’s oddball tastes and, as I’ve become friends with these retailers over the years, I

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